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ASP CEO Stephen A. Cheney Appears on PBS Program "The Open Mind"

ASP’s CEO, Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (ret.) was featured on PBS’s The Open Mind hosted by Alexander Heffner. In the episode entitled “Defcon U.S.A.,” which aired August 8, 2017, BGen Cheney discussed national security issues surrounding nuclear weapons, cyber capabilities, and climate change.Read more...

Oppose Russian Gas Pipelines to Support European Unity

Opposing Russia’s geopolitical energy weapon and preserving positive relations with close European allies advances America’s national security interests. A more unified EU backed by NATO is the best option to counter Russian aggression and maintain the security and sovereignty of America’s Eastern European allies.Read more...

Geopolitical Considerations for Russia's Turkish Stream Pipeline

European powers are bristling at the latest example of ongoing NATO-Russia tensions as NATO and Russia both run large-scale military drills in Northern Europe this summer and into Fall 2017. Yet Russia’s war games are paralleled by increased diplomatic activity to spread Russia’s sphere of influence and secure Russia’s leading position in the European energy market.Read more...

Climate Change’s Impact on Arctic Northern Sea Route May Magnify Future Conflict in Asia

As melting ice opens up new shipping pathways in the Arctic, there has been great interest in strengthening trade between Russia and other Asian nations such as China and Japan through the Arctic’s Northern Sea Route. However, given the high tensions over territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas, increased shipping in these areas through the NSR could pose enhanced security risks.Read more...